Lot 147 - 1959 MG Milano

One of Three Produced

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Auction Autosport 2018
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Lot Number 147
Reg. Number N/A
Chassis Number 0001
Year 1959
Make MG
Model Milano

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The car offered here is the first Milano MG built by Bruce Leer in 1959 using a Ferrari Monza styled open top Milano coachwork on an MG J2 chassis. The Milano body was constructed by renowned specialists JWF Glass-Fibre Industries (Australia).  Ian Johnson was the J in JWF and joint owner with Bruce Leer. A TC engine running twin 1.5 inch SUs was used for power, driving a close ratio MG TC gearbox, TC diff housing with a modified A series diff centre. The Milano MG made its first competition appearance early in 1960 at Enoo Blass circuit at Orange. By 1961 the Milano MG held the under 1500cc lap record at Warwick Farm, and had bettered a top speed of 107 mph recorded on Con Rod Straight at Bathurst, and is reported to have achieved 120mph at Orange.

The vendor informs us that the car has had a full body restoration and repaint in two pack orange, the original colour. Mechanically the car is said to be in excellent condition and running very well. The motor is an MG TF 1500 block with all steel internals and the head has been set up to run unleaded petrol. The car comes with Cams Historic Log Book and COD and is also eligible for FIA HTP papers. A very rare car that would be welcome at any number of historic racing events.


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